“What in the World?” Quiz – Week of June 27 Answers/Monthly Prize Winner

“What in the World” Quiz – Answers & Winners

Congratulations to this week’s “What in the World” quiz winners.

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Week of June 27th Winners

 Patricia Miletich, Nashville, TN

Margaret Felso, Nashville, TN

David Hillinck, Huntsville, AL

Noah Lawing, Franklin, TN

Patricia Paiva, Nashville, TN

Yoshi Fukushima, Nashville, TN

Carson Turner, Murfreesboro, TN

Elizabeth Ashwood, Nashville, TN

Well done all!

Thanks to everyone who played the quiz.

Congratulations to the June 2016 Prize Winner

David Hillinck, Huntsville, AL

Well done!

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June 2016 QUIZ PRIZE

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From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives

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The story of globalization, the most powerful force in history, as told through the life and times of ten people who changed the world by their singular, spectacular accomplishments.

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• Genghis Khan, who united east and west by conquest and by opening new trade routes built on groundbreaking transportation, communications, and management innovations.

• Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who arose from an oppressive Jewish ghetto to establish the most powerful bank the world has seen, and ushered in an era of global finance.

• Cyrus Field, who became the father of global communications by leading the effort to build the transatlantic telegraph, the forerunner to global radio, TV, and the worldwide Internet.

• Margaret Thatcher, whose controversial policies opened the gusher of substantially free markets that linked economies across borders.

• Andy Grove, a Hungarian refugee from the Nazis who built the company—Intel—that figured out how to manufacture complex computer chips on a mass, commercial scale and laid the foundation for Silicon Valley’s computer revolution.

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“What in the World” Quiz – Week of June 27, 2016

1. A historic cease-fire agreement, ending over 20 years of armed conflict, was signed this week between leaders of the FARC and the government of which South-American nation?
A. Chile
B. Ecuador
C. Colombia
D. Peru

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-colombia-rebels-idUSKCN0Z81JJ

2. Which of the following nations is not a part of the United Kingdom, and will therefore remain a member of the European Union?
A. Scotland
B. Republic of Ireland
C. Northern Ireland
D. Wales

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-ireland-kenny-idUSKCN0ZA28H

3. On the heels of the UK’s referendum to leave the EU, political leaders from which other EU member state called for a similar vote for their country?
A. Estonia
B. Finland
C. The Netherlands
D. Portugal

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-outers-idUSKCN0ZA2AB

4. U.S. diplomats met with President Nicolas Maduro, in an effort to re-start relations between the United States and his country. Mr. Maduro is the president of ________________.
A. Colombia
B. Nicaragua
C. Venezuela
D. Guatemala

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-usa-idUSKCN0Z82A4

5. Which nation has failed in its efforts to reconcile its ruling Sunni minority with its majority Shi’ite citizenry, according to a report from the U.S. Department of State that was published this week?
A. Iran
B. Yemen
C. Kuwait
D. Bahrain

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-bahrain-exclusive-idUSKCN0Z8288

6. Which world figure risked angering Turkey this week by using the term “genocide” to describe the mass killings of Armenians in 1915?
A. Pope Francis
B. Barack Obama
C. Angelina Jolie
D. Ban Ki-moon

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-armenia-idUSKCN0ZA2SU

7. After detonating a car bomb, gunmen stormed a hotel frequented by lawmakers and government officials in which African capital Saturday?
A. Mogadishu
B. Ouagadougou
C. Bujumbura
D. Kinshasa

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/25/africa/mogadishu-hotel-explosion-gunfire/

8. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with 10 of 51 diplomats who issued a memo last week expressing dissent with current U.S. policy and calling for more direct action vis-à-vis which world crisis?
A. Burundi
B. Syria
C. Venezuela
D. Israel-Palestine

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-cable-idUSKCN0Z731A

9. A mosque was destroyed as religious tensions boiled over in which Asian nation?
A. Laos
B. Myanmar
C. Vietnam
D. China

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-muslims-idUSKCN0ZA12J

10. The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), an international body that aims to limit the proliferation of nuclear weapons by limiting the sale of items that are used to make them, met in Seoul this week, and discussed allowing India to join its ranks. Because India is not a signatory of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, its candidacy for NSG membership was blocked by which nation?
A. Italy
B. China
C. Argentina
D. Japan

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-nuclear-china-idUSKCN0ZA0IF

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